School of Education celebrates student awards


On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, School of Education faculty, students, and families gathered in Hill Memorial Library's Lecture Hall to celebrate student accomplishments.




Dissertation of the Year | presented by Dr. Mitchell

Michelle DeMeulenaere, A study of the relationship of stress, burnout, hardiness, and social support in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teachers

Thesis of the Year | presented by Dr. Wheeler

Heather M. Reames,The effects of teacher induction programs on teacher retention in early childhood

Graduate Publication of the Year 2016-2017  |  presented by Dr. Tobin & Dr. Hayes

Adam Elder

Elder, A. (2016). Examining the equity of a teacher observation rubric: A mixed methods approach. Research Issues in Contemporary Education, 1(1), 33-42.

Early Childhood Education | presented by Dr. DiCarlo

Outstanding Engagement and Advocacy Award, Kali Boquet
Outstanding Student Teacher/Practitioner, Dena Pappas

Elementary Education | presented by Dr. Sulentic Dowell & Janet Kirshner

Outstanding Elementary Education Teacher Candidate Award, Alexandra Chenevert and Bethany McIlwain

Secondary Holmes | presented by Dr. Bach & Dr. Webb

Outstanding Secondary Holmes Teacher Candidate, Melissa Easley
Outstanding Secondary Holmes Teacher Research Project and Presentation, Victoria Herrmann
Outstanding Secondary Holmes Teacher Research Project, Robin Bowman

Higher Education | presented by Dr. Blanchard

Outstanding Higher Education Researcher, Andrew Bell
Outstanding Master’s Thesis, Tiffany Sheirling

Special Education | presented by Dr. Mooney

Outstanding First Year Special Education Student Award, Kellen Van Horn
Outstanding Student Teacher Award, Renee Angelle

Counselor Education | presented by Dr. Gintner

Outstanding Achievement, Michelle Robichaux

Curriculum Theory | presented by Dr. Hendry

Curriculum Theory Peer Reviewed Book Chapter Award, Maria F.G. Wallace

Wallace, M. F. G. (2016). Trash or treasure: Re-conceptualizing my ruins as a tool for reimagining the nature of science teacher education. In G.A. Buck, & V.L. Akerson, (Eds. pp. 341-362). Allowing our professional knowledge of pre-service science teacher education to be enhanced by self-study research: Turning a critical eye on our practice. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International.

Curriculum Theory Peer-Reviewed Book or Edited Book Award, S.C. Wooten

Wooten, S. C., & Mitchell, R. W. (Eds.). (2016). Preventing sexual violence on campus: Challenging traditional approaches through program innovation. New York, NY: Routledge.

Educational Leadership | presented by Dr. Hayes

Outstanding Educational Leadership Doctoral Student, Latrisha Dean

Educational Research | presented by Dr. MacGregor

Outstanding Dissertation AwardAdam Elder
Outstanding Educational Researcher, Lester Archer




Read the list of student publications, presentations, and professional service.


Undergraduate and graduate scholarship recipients were also recognized. 

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The College of Human Sciences & Education (CHSE) is a nationally accredited division of Louisiana State University. The College is comprised of the School of Education, the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work, and the University Laboratory School. These combined schools offer 8 undergraduate degree programs and 18 graduate programs, enrolling more than 1,900 undergraduate and 977 graduate students. The College is committed to achieving the highest standards in teaching, research, and service and is continually working to improve its programs.

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